The Sandiganbayan ordered the freezing of Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s assets because of his involvement in the Pork Barrel Fund scam.
More than 184 Million pesos of the Senator’s assets are now under the said freeze order.
Senator Estrada is facing Plunder and Graft charges regarding the PDAF scam, masterminded by Janet Lim-Napoles.
The Anti-Graft Court’s ruling will take effect when the court sheriff has served the said order.
The Prosecution insisted that they need to freeze Jinggoy’s assets to make sure that if the Senator losses his case, the state will be able to recover the money he allegedly took from the people’s funds.